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NEW DELHI, Sept 5 (Reuters) - A colonial-era law for land acquisitions in India has helped trip up several industrial projects, including Tata Motors' (TAMO.BO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) plans for the Nano, adding to calls for reforms to keep investors attracted.
Talks began on Friday to end protests by farmers over the loss of their land to the manufacture of what has been dubbed the world's cheapest car in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal.
The controversy has hurt West Bengal's image as an investment destination, and also reflects a wider conflict between industry and farmers unwilling to give up land in a nation where about two-thirds of the billion-plus people depend on agriculture.
Originally posted by roadgravel
What a development. India can start acting like a big player and outsource this work to another country, may be the US.